Saturday, December 26, 2009

Nothing like an old pair of shoes...

I was so excited to run again today. I put my shoes on and my heel was very sore. I took them off and saw a blister where it was rubbing yesterday. I thought maybe if I put a band-aid on it I could run. Nope. As soon as I got downstairs, I knew I wouldn't even make it a 1/2 mile. I took them off and put on the old clunkers. I ran 4 miles fairly easily. It was a good run again. I ran shirtless hoping I wouldn't get so sweaty, either. It helped a little, but I still sweat like crazy. All my rolls were jiggling I'm sure as my husband came down to talk to me a few times so that gives me more motivation to run: to look good for him. Always looking for the silver lining somewhere.

I have 2 more episodes of Lie to Me to watch so I can run two more times before that's done. Then I can listen to my ipod and see if I can be distracted enough with that. I really like the visual distraction as well. That really makes the time go by quickly. Once I get the shoes broke in and wear them all the time I want to get outside and see how different that is. My sister-in-law was here this week and talked about starting in early February. AHHHH!!! That's not far away. I have to be able to run to the lake and back without stopping. That at least gives me a target.


  1. Break in the new shoes and stay motivated. Did you try the heel lock? I bet that is part of why you got the blister. I love visual distractions. You may want to look up videos online as well...I know watching other people exercise (like Biggest Loser) is really motivating for me. I don't know if there are re-runs of shows on the internet or not. I am off to the gym to get my running workout in (hills). I hope I have as good of a run as you did.

  2. Yep. That's where I'm watching Lie to Me. is my friend. It's good to have an easy run.